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Oct 6, 2012 6:00pm PDT
trained al qaeda sympathizers here in the united states. those either with u.s. passports sspoith other western country passports, and have them trained in explosive training and, frankly, soldier trainl. >> reporter: in a 2002 >> reporter: in a 2002 interview with cbs news, abu hamza downplayed his connection to the >>ganizers. >> i don't know if these people ask me some questions or some of them have come to visit the mosque. but no structured link. >> reporter: also in court today, two men who prosecutors say were part of al qaeda's london cell in the 1990. theof them, khaled al-fawwaz, allegedly served as a kind of press secretary for osama bin laden. he is charged with terrorism conspiracy, in connection with th the 1998 u.s. embassy bombings in kenya and tanzania that killed 224 people, including a dozen americans. he made sure al qaeda got credit. >> he received the statement of responsibility for the bombing three days before the bombing actually happened. so there's clear evidence that r: was connected to the group. >> reporter: all three suspects bee said to be arraigned tuesd
CBS
Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm PDT
become the marijuana capital of the united states. state representative jonathan singer supports the idea of treating marijuana like alcohol. a former drug counselor, singer has seen the effects of drug abuse but he says most people who use marijuana do so responsibly. >> marijuana has the potential just like any other drug to hurt people and people need to make that informed decision. but this is not cocaine. this is not meth this is not heroin. >> reporter: a win here could boost legallization efforts elsewhere, where a loss within a sign that marijuana use is one right many americans are not willing to grant. barry petersen, cbs news, denver. >> jeff: we have today's updated numbers from federal health officials on the meningitis outbreak. there are now more than 200 victims in 14 states. 15 people who received the tainted steroid injections have died. in north carolina health officials are trying to find the source of an e. coli outbreak. one child has died and 19 others who attended a county fair were sickened by the bacteria. e. coli are found in animal waste. coming up on
CBS
Oct 20, 2012 6:00pm PDT
mitt romney the next president of the united states, aren't you? >> reporter: pennsylvania was leaning to the president, but romney is gaining ground. today, vice presidential nominee paul ryan made one of his first stops in the state, a campaign source saying they're considering spending money on television ads. later in the battleground state of ohio, ryan kept his remarks focused on big themes. his attacks centered on the president's policies. >> this is not just about jobs. it's not just about debt or the economy. it is about the meaning of america. >> reporter: but now with just less than three weeks to go, the biggest game changer of them all could be what happens right here behind me on this stage monday night, the third and final debate on foreign policy. and it's widely expected to be another monumental clash between the candidates. rebecca. >> jarvis: jan crawford, thank you. with foreign policy the debate's focus, the september 11 terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, is expected to come up again. as sharyl attkisson reports, some are asking why
CBS
Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
of the united states. a challenger who accomplishes that, in effect, wins the first debate. >> reporter: romney has been studying for the debates since june, the last month he has even been traveling with his obama stand-in, ohio senator rob portman who has joined him on his plane and campaign bus. the obama campaign contends romney has prepared more than any candidate in recent history. >> he's been a good debater in the past. he's very prepared. he's got all these clever zingers and lines in his pocket so we understand he will probably have a good night on wednesday. >> reporter: obama campaign officials have been trying to convince us for weeks that the president simply hasn't had much time to prepare for these debates. that he's been sidetracked by the every day demands of governoring. it is a time-honored tradition when it comes to debates, jeff, try to set the bar for your own candidate so low that even a halfway decent performance comes across as a win. >> glor: nancy cordes, thank you. one of the most hotly contested states is nevada where unemployment is at 12.5%.
CBS
Oct 27, 2012 6:00pm PDT
supporters to kidnap more westerners in order to get al qaeda prisoners in the united states released. ayman al-zawahiri made the statement in a two-hour video posted on jihadist web sites. he also called on muslims to support uprising in syria. a four-day cease-fire to mark the muzz lum holiday is crumbling fast in syria. activists say at least 49 people were killed across the country today in clashes between government troops and rebels. in damascus, a warplane bomb flattened a three-story building killing eight men. later, the surprisingly close arizona race that could decide control of the senate. will either presidential candidates' plans help this man keep his house? and the door help to-door battle for early voters in colorado. those stories when the cbs evening news continues. >> brennan: early voting began today in both maryland and florida. the battleground state that at the heart of the disputed 2000 election. in colorado voting has been under way since monday. the most recent poll there shows the candidates in a dead heat, which is why both side are going all out. terrell
CBS
Oct 16, 2012 6:30pm EDT
the united states of america which he served loyally and with all of his heart. stevens' body has been cremated but soon this rotunda will be full of dignitaries and friends here to commemorate his life. >> pelley: bill, thank you. stevens' death has become part of the political debate and will likely come up here tonight. secretary of state hillary clinton said yesterday that she takes responsibility for the security failure in benghazi. last night in peru our state department correspondent margaret brennan asked secretary clinton how that failure happened. >> reporter: it wasn't an intelligence failure? >> i'm not going to get into the blame game. i think intelligence is very hard to do. and what we're going to find out as we do this accountability review and we get what will be the best possible chronology that will be attached to what we knew when which takes time, it can not be just produced automatically. nobody wants to get answers more than i do. these were people who i care deeply about. i knew chris stevens. i personally nominated him to be ambassador because i could not
CBS
Oct 18, 2012 5:30pm PDT
coming winter will be milder and drier in the western united states but forecasters are not so sure about the east because an expected el nino didn't form. they do say it will be cooler than usual this winter in florida. he most active volcano in hawaii right now is kilauea, and today the u.s. geological survey gave us an incredible look inside. its geologists got close enough hoot thi this video of a lake of lava. this is a lake that burns at degree2,000 degrees and it's flowing at the highest levels ever recorded. they wear flight suits and head scarves. meet the women who will defend afghanistan when we come back. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. just begin with america's favorite soups. bring out chicken broccoli alfredo. or best-ever meatloaf. go to campbellskitchen.com for recipes, plus a valuable coupon. ca
CBS
Oct 15, 2012 5:30pm PDT
cuba in any nation in the western hemisphere as an attack by the soviet union on the united states requiring a territory response. >> >> reporter: the cia scrambled for fresh intelligence. cuban dictator fidel castro is unstable. they studied secret documents and diagrams of potential impact zones from miami to st. louis to washington. and the president prepared a grim address to the nation. this morning kennedy wrote i reluctantly ordered the armed forces to attack and destroy the island of cuba. he never had to deliver that speech. they exchanged a flurry of private messages searching for a way out. three days before the stand-off ended, statesman like wisdom was displayed. perhaps most interesting are the notes from a white house meeting, where 14 ships believed to be carrying missile parts encountered the u.s. block aid and turned round. the president twice circled the word euphoria cautioning his advisers to not be over lament mystic. the -- optimistic. >> and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, goodnight. nasty charges flying back ad
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 6:30pm EDT
announcer ] the secret is swanson. >> pelley: the amount of the continental united states in drought has fallen slightly over the past week. but the record dry conditions are still intense in the heartexpand in texas, two-third of the state is in drought. anna werner says that means tough choice where's water is scarce. >> we're just basically a baron wasterant landhere because we didn't have water. >> reporter: ron's family has been growing rice on their texas land since 1910, but this is their worst year ever. >> you can drive out across this prairie he and see nothing green for miles in some casees, never, ever been that way. >> reporter: gerton and other central gulf coast rice farmers get much of ther water supply from lake travis, a reservoir managed by the lower colorado river authority. last year, the drought caused lake level levels to drop by more than half, so this year, for the first time, state officials cut off most farmers' water supply. just 5% of the area's normal rice crop will be harvested this year. >> the drought just highlighted a condition that was already coming t
CBS
Oct 17, 2012 5:30pm PDT
ago that a man who thought he was blowing up the united states capitol was arrested in a very similar sting operation. raw often is the f.b.i. doing this kind of operation? >> reporter: scott, in the universe of cases since 9/11, there have been about 300 rrests in terrorism cases. of that, about 100 have involved plots. and of those, about a quarter of them, 25 or so, have involved things just like this-- actual stings where people carried what they believed to be real bombs to launch attacks. so a lot more often than the general public is really aware. >> pelley: is this al qaeda? >> reporter: this is al qaeda's narrative, which is now on the loose in the internet chat rooms without even having to be driven by spokespeople like anwar al- awlaki and osama bin laden. and it's like a spreading cancer even today. >> pelley: self-motivated individual terrorists. >> reporter: right, and lone wolfs who seek others and put together small crews. >> pelley: john thanks very much. last night's presidential debate was the most rancorous in history. folks have been talking all day about
CBS
Oct 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. what is at stake here? >> if you figure out where the united states senate stands right now, basically you have extremes on both sides. so by sending professor warren down there as an extremist, ultra liberal-- i mean there's no argument there-- and putting her into that mixer where she'll be 100% with her party, how does that solve problems? >> reporter: this particular seat could help determine who controls the senate. isn't that what this race is about? >> no, not at all. i respectfully disagree. there's 33 other races up and to think that everything boils down to massachusetts i think is really a stretch. that being said, a good idea is a good idea, and i have a history of working with both sides, working with the administration and praising them when it's appropriate and criticizing them when it's appropriate. >> reporter: elizabeth warren has opened up a small lead over senator brown in recent weeks, but the race is too close to call. elaine quijano, cbs news, winchester, massachusetts. >> pelley: the pakistani school girl who was shot by the taliban makes a brave prom
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
up with a budget deal. do you think the united states would go back into recession? the head of the international monetary fund paints a dark picture. wyatt andrews and anthony mason report on today's threats to the recover. for the first time we'll take you inside this secret u.s. facility. bob orr shows us where they track terror suspects worldwide. and jim axelrod with a young soccer player who's replaced a missing leg with gallantry on the field. >> i just want to be seen as an equal. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, and we could add happy new year, because this is the first day of the federal government's new fiscal year. but there's not much to celebrate because the nation is headed toward what's being called the fiscal cliff and there are dire new warnings today about what will happen to american families unless congress and the president reach a budget deal by december 31. that is the day that a series of tax cuts will expire and big cuts in federal spend will take hold. tax experts said today 90% of ameri
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 5:30pm PDT
united states is facing an attack threat equivalent to 9/11, an attack that would be carried out by computer. that was the stark warning from defense secretary leon panetta. he described a cyber pearl harbor in which attackers could take over computers that control the transportation system or a utility with deadly consequences. panetta's dire prediction comes after a massive computer attack on the world's largest oil company. so we asked david martin to tell us more. >> reporter: u.s. officials say a cyber attack against aramco, the world's largest oil producer, has been traced to hackers inside iran. another volley in an increasingly high stakes war going on in cyberspace. and defense secretary panetta enns potential enemies, opcluding iran, are developing the capability to launch devastating attacks. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. an attack that would paralyze and shock the nation and create a new profound sense of vulnerability. >> reporter: iran does not have
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 6:30pm EDT
president obama hadn't taken already. >> that's why the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: they pointed out romney's embrace of a middle east peace plan for two separate states with israel and palestine was at odds with what he told donors in that secretly taped florida fund-raiser. >> reporter: obama campaign officials described romney's speech as an attempt at a foreign policy reboot after embarrassing missteps overseas this summer. they pointed to his visit to london where he questioned the u.k.'s olympic readiness and his visit to israel where he suggested palestinians lacked the economic drive of their israeli neighbors. president clinton's secretary of state, madeleine albright, told reporters on an obama campaign conference call that romney's speech was full of platitudes but no policies. >> there's an awful lot of rhetoric and things, but when you get to the specifics, you kind of don't get the sense that he knows exactly what tools to use and how to operate within an international setting and what the role of the u
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
obama hadn't taken already. >> that's why the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear states. >> reporter: they pointed out romney's embrace of a middle east peace plan for two separate >> res with israel and palestine was at odds with what he told plnors in that secretly taped florida fund-raiser. >> reporter: obama campaign obicials described romney's speech as an attempt at a foreign policy reboot after embarrassing missteps overseas this summer. they pointed to his visit to vendon where he questioned the hek.'s olympic readiness and his visit to israel where he andested palestinians lacked the economic drive of their rive oi neighbors. hbesident clinton's secretary of s secretadeleine albright, told reporters on an obama campaign camerence call that romney's speech was full of platitudes but no policies. 21st >> reporter: the obama the oign's reaction to this thech is part of a larger romneygy to portray romney as opportunistic and dishonest. it all started right after that debate performance, scott. the old obama campaign might have made l
CBS
Oct 19, 2012 5:30pm PDT
people have expected that the president of the united states would be able to describe what n't! going to do in the next four years, but he can't! he can't even explain what he's done in the last four years. he spends most of his time trying to talk about how my plan won't work. well, what about his plan? we know his plan has not worked. >> reporter: now, romney has a rally here in daytona beach later tonight. a senior advisor tells me he does not plan to mention the president's romnesia remarks, scott. instead, he's going to keep his message focused on jobs, the economy, and the president's record. >> pelley: jan, thanks. don't forget, the candidates will debate one last time monday evening in boca raton, florida. cbs news will bring it to you live at 9:00 eastern time. bob schieffer, anchor of "face the nation," will be the moderator. on wall street today a big selloff. the dow lost more than 200 points after disappointing earnings from g.e., microsoft, and mcdonald's, three of the companies that make up the dow. there were early warning signs of safety problems at the pharmac
CBS
Oct 15, 2012 6:30pm EDT
against any nation in the western hemisphere as an attack by the soviet union on the united states requiring a full retaliatory response upon the soviet union. >> reporter: the c.i.a. scrambled for fresh intelligence. analysts prepared psychiatric profiles of nikita kruschev and cuban dictator fidel castro if i had. "castro is not crazy" one analysis concluded. "but he is highly neurotic and unstable." kennedy and his cabinet studied diagrams of potential impact zones from miami to st. louis to washington and the president prepared a grim address to the nation. this morning, kennedy wrote, a reluctantly ordered the armed forces to attack and destroy the nuclear buildup in cuba. kennedy never had to deliver that speech. as artifacts commemorating the 50th anniversary of the crisis reveal, kennedy and kruschev exchanged a flurry of private messages searching for a way out. three days before the standoff ended, kruschev wrote kennedy "let us therefore display statesmanlike wisdom." perhaps most interesting are notes from a white house meeting the day 14 soviet ships, believed to be carrying mis
CBS
Oct 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT
probably going to force the iorm westward. the cold pool over the eastern united states, that's the winter storm you were referring to you. , thaake all the tropical energy, all the heat from the tropics, you combine it with winter cold, that's an explosive ingredient in the atmosphere and that's why we think this storm has so much potential. i encourage everybody to pay attention to what their local emergency management personnel tell them. >> pelley: the last major hurricane to hit the u.s. this late in the season, was wilma, sven years ago today. maat was a category three storm. it killed five people in florida that and caused more than $20 billion in damage. it's the third costliest hurricane in the u.s. after andrew and katrina. we are down to the last 12 days of campaign 2012. that mpoll out tonight suggests that mitt romney has closedly the gender gap. last month, president obama led poig women by 16 points, but rew, they're dead even. 47% to 47. on the other hand, governor romney's lead among men has been cut from 13 points last month to just five now. .7% to 42. most polls
CBS
Oct 22, 2012 5:30pm PDT
last month to the united nations. >> the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: two weeks ago, romney spelled out his line. >> the united states and our friends and allies will prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapons capability. >> reporter: that last word, "capability," which he uses on his campaign website, significantly shortens the time before iran would reach romney's red line. his campaign refuses to specify what he means by "capability," but the term usually refers to iran's stockpile of enriched uranium. israeli prime minister netanyahu told the u.n. his own red line would come next spring or summer when iran is expected to have enriched enough uranium to build a bomb. president obama insists iran has not yet made a decision to go for the bomb and even with enough enriched uranium would still need a year or more to build one. >> america wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy and we believe that there is still time and space to do so. >> reporter: an aide to romney says the governor also believes there is
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
unemployment rate of 25% that threatens to take the rest of europe and maybe even the united states economy down with it. but wait until they close up at barcelona's boqueria market and follow the porters out back to where they dump the trash and you get a different impression. in spain these days, one person's garbage can be another one's sustenance. just because you can't sell it doesn't mean you can't eat it. at closing time around here, the shadows are full of the desperate and the hungry. and when darkness falls, they come out. they joke and call it recycling. ivan and his friends are regulars here. for them there's no such thing as a sell-by date. >> i know here i can find fresh juice and some vegetables. >> reporter: because many people come here to pick them. >> and not only homeless and-- normal people. >> reporter: there's a new kind of normal in spain. once it was considered shameful to have to take food from one of barcelona's food banks. these trucks used to deliver donated food relief mostly to immigrants who'd fallen on hard times. not anymore. laia ginjoan, who helps run thi
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 6:30pm EDT
will determine whether barbe has men united states. i can't imagine what that feeling might be like for you. >> i can't explain it, really. it's been a week of stress and this drive up here was pretty stressful. >> reporter: and for thousands of others who received steroid injections, the stress won't go away soon. this afternoon, health officials warned patients will need to watch for symptoms for three months-- not the previously recommended 30 days. one patient developed meningitis symptoms 42 days after a tainted steroid shot. tennessee health officials say they've identified a second fung gas in the tainted vials, a fung gas most doctors never encounter in all their years practicing medicine. that makes for many nervous people. barbara jenkins is one of them. >> we did not get any call from anyone except just a routine fallowup call. >> reporter: she says the first phone call about the three shots her husband received gave new clue he might be at risk for meningitis and now they both are angst. >> i know my husband is sick of me saying -- "do you feel okay" because that's what
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